The Dog Parent's Veggie Garden

The Dog Parent's Veggie Garden
The Dog Parent's Veggie Garden

Is your dog a veggie lover? Looking to add more fresh foods into their diet? If so, it just might be time to test how green your thumb is! Growing veggies at home is an amazing way to incorporate more organic whole foods into your pup’s diet.

Here are our top 5 favorite vegetables to grow at home for your dog.

1. Broccoli

Broccoli is rich in antioxidants. It contains high levels of “glucoraphanin,” a compound that is converted into a potent antioxidant called “sulforaphane” during digestion.

2. Kale

A favorite for its superfood qualities, kale is a “leaf cabbage” plant rich in many vitamins, especially vitamin C.

3. Carrots

Carrots offer healthy anti-inflammatory nutrition, as well as brain and liver support.

4. Potatoes

Potatoes are rich in antioxidant compounds like flavonoids, carotenoids and phenolic acids.

5. Spinach 

Spinach contains many important nutrients, one of which is vitamin K, which supports bone health.

    Once you harvest these goodies, serve them up to your dog lightly steamed and cooled. 

    Pro-gardener tip: No yard? No problem! Try growing these vegetables in grow bags on your patio or doorstep. Check out this video on “6 Grow Bag Techniques” from Epic Gardening to learn more.